Foster Carers Midlands

New Foster Carers Needed!

  • Full time
  • Self-employed
  • Full-time pay can equal between £20,000 to £60,000 per year
  • Full-time carers earn 25 days paid respite (holiday) per year
  • Full training
  • 24/7 support given

Anchor Foster Care are recruiting inexperienced and experienced full-time foster carers for children and young people needing urgent care in

  • Derby / Derbyshire
  • Nottingham / Nottinghamshire
  • Stafford / Staffordshire
  • Leicester / Leicestershire
  • Coventry
  • Walsall

1,210 more foster carers are urgently needed in South-East England. Over 7,000 more foster carers are needed in the UK in 2016.

We need foster parents for young children and older teenagers, sibling groups, parent and child, unaccompanied minors – both ‘Standard‘ and ‘Specialist‘ types of foster placements.

We offer information and advice on fostering, give full support with the application and assessment process through to approval as foster parents for Anchor Foster Care.

We also welcome and support experienced carers wishing to transfer through our streamlined transfer process (as per The Fostering Network’s Transfer Protocol).

We provide a fully comprehensive training programme to all carers, invest in professional development and training for carers in standard and specialist areas, and once approved, we provide immediate support by Anchor staff, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We also pay for 25 days respite per year and provide half-term and holiday activities for your own children as well as foster children.

If you are over 21 years old, (there is no maximum age limit), have at least one spare room, are energetic and healthy and love children, then we would like to hear from you. Come to join our professional, family-focused, well-established, not-for-profit agency, where children and families come first.

“I thought I was too old to apply for fostering at 64, but I’ve loved every single solitary second. I’m now 77 and I’ve fostered three teenagers successfully to adulthood. The support from Anchor is unbelievable, the training is fantastic and my social worker as made in heaven. I have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and I teach my foster children the same values. I only have two rules, no swearing and show respect and it has worked. My child is a lovely young man. He is a son to me.” – Joyce (Foster Carer).

Click here to see other testimonials like Joyce’s.

Please express your interest and/or ask for an informal call-back by leaving your contact details here.

or contact:

Chris Webster, Recruitment Officer:

Anchor Foster Care Services, 44D Borough Street, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2LB

Email:, Phone: 01332 411576 or Freephone 0800 3283119

Please Note. In order to meet the requirements of Section 23 (1) of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, Anchor Foster Care requires that all applicants have the right to work within the UK.

Being approved as a foster carer includes Enhanced DBS Check and other checks and references, and an Assessment by a Social Worker which is presented to Anchor’s fostering panel.